Alysha Ali: Hymenoptera
Specimen #: 2
Date of Collection: August 27, 2018
Location: EHC Downstream
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.9817719
▪ Body: Grey or black. Hymenopterans range in size from very small to large insects, and usually have two pairs of wings. Their mouthparts are adapted for chewing, with well-developed mandibles (ectognathous mouthparts).
▪ Head: Hymenopteran larvae typically have a distinct head region, three thoracic segments, and usually nine or 10 abdominal segments.
▪ Wings: Hymenopteran wings have relatively few veins compared with many other insects, especially in the smaller species.
▪ Mouthparts: Their mouthparts are adapted for chewing, with well-developed mandibles (ectognathous mouthparts).
▪ Tarsi: 2 segments
Ecological Importance: Pollination
Economical Importance: Important pollinators in some areas by visiting flowers and transporting pollen.